Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio. This episode tells the story of the Allied attack on the German-occupied Monte Cassino Monastery in Italy and how, although subjected to non-stop shelling, infantry attacks and bombardment it resisted capture until it was finally reduced... Topics: Monte Cassino, Italy, Bombing Of Italy, World War II, CBS, Dello Joio, Air Power, Italy
byEncyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Uses scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra to depict the tremendous spectacle of ancient Rome. Filmed in Rome and London. A study of a nine-year-old girl at a time when she feels left out of life because her family has moved to a new neighborhood where everything is different and uncertain. Topics: Latin., Ancient., Italy., Theatre.
Fascist Revolution Features some of the historic moments in Roosevelt's career from the period of June 1940 to December 7, 1941. Describes personalities and events of his third term campaign, and discusses the ominous days preceding the entry of the United States into World War II. Topics: Political Science., Italy., Germany., Europe- History, 20th century.
byUnited States. War Department; National Audiovisual Center
Battle of San Pietro (1945) A portrait of film producer Edwin S. Porter. Spotlights the years 1894 to 1908, as onetime silent film star Blanche Sweet narrates. Includes hand-tinted stills and segments from Porter's movies and those of other filmmakers. Topics: San Pietro, Battle of (San Pietro Infine, Italy : 1943), San Pietro, Battle of, San Pietro Infine,...
This Castle Films newsreel vividly shows the last major eruption of Mount Vesuvius in March 1944, right in the middle of the Allied invasion of Italy. The eruption destroyed the villages of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Massa di Somma, Ottaviano, and part of San Giorgio a Cremano. From March 18 to 23, 1944, lava flows appeared within the rim. There were outflows. Small explosions then occurred until the major explosion took place on March 18, 1944. At the time of the eruption, the United States... Topics: Mount Vesuvuis, Campanian, Volcanic Arc, Pompeii, Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius, Italy, Kingdom Of...
This WWII newsreel shows news events of early 1944, in particular the Allied landing in Anzio, Italy and the drive towards Rome. It includes footage of the assault on Monte Cassino. The second half of the film features footage from the Eastern Front as Russian forces take advantage of a mild winter to press Axis armies. The offensive enters Croatia, Romania and Poland, and threatens to become a full scale rout. The Battle of Anzio, also known as Frontline of Anzio and Nettuno, took place... Topics: WWII, Anzio, Italy, D-Day, June 6 1944, Mark Clark, Monte Cassino
Created in the 1950s by the Castle Films Company, which specialized in movies for the home market, "Romantic Italy" profiles Florence, Siena and Venice as well as the walled town of San Gimignano, and the wine fiesta at Castle Broglio. The Palio di Siena (known locally simply as Il Palio) is also shown. This is a horse race that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen... Topics: Italy, Florenence, Siena, Venice, Michelangelo, Tuscany, Palio Di Siena, Travelogue, San Gimignano
This fantastic U.S. Army Air Forces newsreel consists of several segments, detailing the work of the Air Force in Europe in the fall of 1943. First, the B-17 Berlin Sleeper is seen making an air raid over Berlin. Next, operations in the mud of North Africa are seen, with B-25s sitting in heavy mud, with C-47s and the bombers eventually moved to Italy. Next, P-47s are seen escorting a bombing mission over Nazi-held Europe. The P-47s are ground prepped and their guns fired and gas tanks... Topics: Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Ploesti, Italy, Coletta, Republic P-47 Thunderbird, United States...
byFlaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951; Contemporary Films, inc., New York. [from old catalog]
Re-creates the life of Michelangelo (1475-1564), viewing the places he lived and worked. Examines his masterpieces-- "David," "Moses," the Medici monument, the "Last Judgment," and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Also includes works of da Vinci, Giotto, and Botticelli. Presented by Robert Flaherty, narrated by Fredric March, and produced by Curt Oertel. Academy Award winner. Topics: Sculpture., Italy., Europe-History, 1492-1789., Artists., Art, Renaissance and Baroque.
Created by Air France in the 1950s, "Flight to Immortal Rome" was directed by the talented Andre de la Varre. The film features a flight to Rome on a Lockheed Constellation (seen at the 5:40 minute mark) and a tour of the ancient and modern city. Some of the sights include the Castle of St. Angelo, Roman Coliseum, Arch of Constantine, the Forum, St. Peter's, the Vatican, Capitoline Hill, the Pantheon, and much more. Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A.), stylised as... Topics: Air France, Rome, Italy, Travelogue, Lockheed Constalation, Rome Airport, Vatican City, The Pantheon
This episode of The Big Picture's TV Series "Army in Action" focuses on the aftermath of World War II in Europe and Asia. The plight of defeated Germany and Italy, with their decimated cities and homeless population, is clearly illustrated with footage of the stark devastation. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leveled by atomic explosions, are also shown and the situation in Japan described. The tragic costs of World War II are elucidated, with a focus on the reconstruction of cities,... Topics: The Big Picture, World War II, Germany Italy, Adolf Hitler, Mussolinmi, Army In Action, Occupation,...
This 1939 silent newsreel was originally made for private home viewing, and sold in American department stores. The film shows the process by which Pope Pius XII was selected, and features footage of many of the Cardinals who participated in the process including American George Cardinal Mundelein and Dennis Cardinal Dougherty. Pope Pius XI died on 10 February 1939. Several historians have interpreted the conclave to choose his successor as facing a choice between a diplomatic or a... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Roman Catholic Church, Pope Puis XII, Vatican City, Religion, Holy...